Today’s message comes to you as a video, my very first video so be kind in your critiques and judgement. This message is perfect for you if you have been feeling a little stuck in some area of your life and don’t know what to do next.
Here are 10 lessons that I have learnt in 10 years of godly parenting.
Are you your brother’s keeper?
And does that have to do with the way you raise your children? Let’s get your opinion on this scenario?
What would you do if one day when you walked past your neighbour’s home, their child gave you the middle finger finger? The child is in the living room and their parent is in a separate room and is totally oblivious to what is going on in the living room; but it is obvious that this gesture is directed at you.
What would you do?
Would you knock on your neighbour’s door or just let it go?
What would you expect your neighbours reaction to be?
What consequences would you expect the child to endure as a result of your actions?
Now let’s turn the tables on you:
What if this was your child?
Would you be surprised that your child even made that gesture?
Do you think your neighbour would knock on your door to let you know?
Would you expect it of your neighbour or not?
And what would happen after your neighbour gave you this news?
The central question in this scenario really, is, are you your brother’s keeper? Your neighbours children are the individuals that are going to grow up and live in this world with your children. As a parent, I pray that you will knock on my door and let me know. Not so that I will punish my children, but so that I am aware that there is a lesson about character that I need to spend a bit more time on with them.
The social health and well-being of your family may depend on how you would react in this scenario.
The big lesson is here is that, parenting is not a man-mission.
If you were the parent in this scenario, would you appreciate your neighbour letting you know? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below.
In the book of Jeremiah, the 30th chapter and the 17th verse, the Lord says
“I will bring back your health and heal your injuries,” or
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds.”
This is the Word on Health.
The word restore means to ‘bring back or re-establish what once was, to return something or someone to a former condition or state, or to repair or renovate.‘ In Jer 30.17, God says that He himself will restore us back to health. This is not back to a place when we were healthiest, but, this is health according to His standards; which is far above anything we can fathom.
God’s kind of health is 20/20 vision on a 100 year old (Moses), it’s wealth that the inhabitants of the land will envy (Abraham), it is children that will make any father or mother proud for generations to come (Jesus).
That’s God’s kind of health.
It covers all areas of our lives and not just our bodies.
It is health in our minds, bodies and spirits. Whatever you are going through, be encouraged; God wants to restore you to the Eden glory. How, you ask. Through His Word. All that you need to live in health physically, spiritually and mental is in the Word of God. Buckle down, get your head in the Word and ask God to reveal to you what you need to experience health in any area that you are experiencing a challenge.
Dear Lord, as You have said it in your Word that You will restore health back to me,
show me daily how I can begin to enjoy this life of health that you desire for me.
In Jesus’ name.
Cheers to you and your health.
Which area of your life do you desire healing in? Let me know in the comment below.
You are healed.